Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?What happens after treatment?How much will a root canal cost? | Patient Reviews

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Cunningham uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

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An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
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Filling Placed
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Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

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Dr. Cunningham as a great chair-side manner. He is a very friendly, very nice man. I bet he is a really good boss! Thank you, everyone, for putting me at ease as I was very nervous about this procedure.

- Jane C

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Root canals aren’t fun but it was painless and quick.

- Ron L

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This was my first root canal and I felt so at easy with Dr. Cunningham and Julie talking me through everything and answering my questions before I even knew I had them

- Elizabeth G

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Dr. Cunningham and his office were so kind and thorough, answering all questions and explanations for every step of the procedure. Dr. Cunningham always checked in to make sure I was comfortable and was very gentle throughout. I’m very happy that I was referred to him and his office!

- Majesta P

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Things went smoothly and I felt confident in the treatment I received.

- Erin C

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Best dental experience - ever!

- Dennis B

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Root Canal was painless! Dr. Cunningham did a great job and his staff was great.

- Martha S

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Very kind and friendly people. Dr. Cunningham was kind and gentle and explained everything was doing. I will definitely use them again if I need to.

- Jamie S

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Considering this was a root canal I felt calm due to the competency of the Dr. and his staff.

- Diane C

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Love this office and the care they give!

- Laney W

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I appreciate very much Dr. Cunningham's expertise, professionalism and the excellent treatment I received today. And he has a wonderful sense of humor.

- Henry S

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I think I was fortunate to find this office. I was impressed by everyone, but especially by the caring professionalism of staff members Bernie and Dusty. I thought the dentist did a good job.

- Kathleen S

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Overall experience was very good

- Anonymous

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Excellent experience, would highly recommend!

- Greg H

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Love these guys. Great customer service and friendly staff .🤗

- Margaret M

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I would 100% recommend Dr. Cunningham. A not so fun procedure was made great. Dr. Cunningham is super nice and accommodating.

- Wendy R

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Dr. Cunningham explained all that would happen, using X-ray, so I knew what to expect. He is gentle, nothing hurt, even after the numbness wore off, I had no discomfort. I have no discomfort the next day and he did a lot on this root canal, there was a lot of infection. I have already recommended him to friends.

- Jean P

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I had extreme anxiety and was incredibly nervous, as 2 previous root canals had been very painful. From the moment I walked into the office, the entire staff had me completely at ease. The procedure was very quick, pain free, even after the anesthesia had worn off. If further procedures are needed in the future, this is the office I will head to! Thank you!

- Cindy B

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Great staff and excellent service! Procedure went very quick and very well! thank you to this office!!!

- Dee G

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No pain and explained everything during the process

- Pamela U

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